FROM Eliza Griswold
Syrian Refugees Getting Into the U.S. A recent Senate bill to block Syrian refugees from coming into the United States failed. But that doesn’t mean hoards of Syrians have entered the country since then. In fact, fewer than 3,000 Syrians have been able to resettle in the U.S. since 2011. And in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, it’s been even harder for Syrian refugees to find a home in the West. We talked with a reporter who profiled one Syrian family’s difficulties in getting into the U.S.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.